But then what made us think recently was that somehow a potato made it from the barn into the mulch we put around the fruit trees...and there was a sturdy healthy potato plant growing at the foot of an apple tree - with wonderful big potatoes underneath, as we discovered. Why planting them in rows at all? Earthing, weeding, spraying? It could be as simple as putting a seed potato at the bottom of each tree in the orchard, lots of mulch on top, and in mid-summer....lovely tasty potatoes! I came very close to understanding what permaculture is all about!
Well, but then there is pleasure in looking at neat rows of potato plants in the field - and what would Henry do without one of the most satisfying jobs he gets every summer?